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UnitedHealth Group Data Analyst - Minneapolis, MN or Telecommute in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

Clinical Performance (CP) is charged with effectively implementing, monitoring, and executing on clinical documentation, quality, and affordability programs that promote patient health while improving the provider practice experience with a special focus on Medicare Risk Adjustment and HEDIS. Clinical Performance processes on a national level by providing support in all markets served by OptumCare Delivery.

The Data Analyst is responsible for performing analytics, quality assurance, and remediation of gaps in data. You will be in the driver seat with hands on opportunity to work with big data, intake files and prepare submissions to multiple different health plans. This is a great opportunity to bring great ideas to help improve our delivery on key health care initiatives.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Risk Adjustment and Quality Initiatives:

  • Perform analytics, quality assurance, and remediation of gaps in data

  • Work with intake files and prepare submissions to multiple different health plans

  • Identify best practices and key areas for improvement in clinical documentation and quality

  • Monitor and report on program performance and outcomes

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of operating infrastructure to efficiently analyze and report

  • Continuous Improvements:

  • Identify improvements to existing processes to better align with changing operations and business needs

  • Develop innovative ways to address and appropriately prioritize the varying information needs of markets

  • Critical Success Factors:

  • Attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-starter and be able to take direction and come up with approaches and solutions

  • Working in a matrix environment to drive efficiencies through influence

  • Seeks ways to improve job and operational efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate

  • Takes ownership of the process and provides constructive information to minimize problems and increase provider and market satisfaction

  • Partners with Care Delivery leadership teams and Optum management across markets to coordinate execution and implementation in all markets

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or 3+ years of healthcare related experience

  • Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • 10% travel to conferences / large meetings as needed

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Beginning level of experience with Microsoft SQL and SSIS

  • Knowledge of managed care and government pay for performance programs

  • ASM submission experience within a healthcare environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, multi-task, and solve problems under tight deadlines

  • Knowledge of CMS Risk Adjustment / Medicare Advantage

  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills and be able to communicate complex

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers at OptumCare . We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health care system and create a brighter future for us all. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $25.63 to $45.72. The hourly range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $28.27 to $50.29. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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